Poll: Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis in a dead heat in Wisconsin
Social media favors the Florida Governor over the Mar-a-Lago retiree.

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DeSantis has a 16-point lead in a hypothetical 2-way race.

New polling from Marquette Law School suggests Ron DeSantis may have a pathway in the Badger State.

“Among Republican and Republican-leaning voters in WI, 31% support Donald Trump, 30% Ron DeSantis, 6% Mike Pence, 5% Tim Scott, and 21% say they haven’t decided,” the pollsters tweeted out.

The results were more favorable for DeSantis if the field somehow narrows before the state’s Primary next year.

“When asked who they would pick if the choice was between only Trump and DeSantis, 57% of Republicans say DeSantis and 41% say Trump. Among those who favored other Republican candidates, 74% favor DeSantis and 25% Trump when asked to choose between the two,” the pollsters added.

Wisconsin’s winner-take-all Primary isn’t until April 2, 2024, with 41 delegates at stake. But Marquette’s results are encouraging for DeSantis backers who see the Governor as having a path forward in a GOP Primary calendar that seems heavy with Trump opportunities in earlier contests.

The poll is more favorable to the Governor than another released in June. DeSantis there was behind the former President, 40% to 25%, in a Public Policy Polling survey. That poll suggested a two-way race would benefit DeSantis, with Trump’s lead falling to just 4 points, at 43% to 39%.

DeSantis delivered remarks last month in Wausau, weeks before formally entering the campaign, where he explained how the Florida Blueprint could translate to the Badger State.

“I come bearing good news. And you may say, ‘What good news is there?’ Republicans have had a series of disappointing election results, not just here in Wisconsin, but really across the country,” DeSantis said. “So, what’s the good news? The good news is the state of Florida and what we’ve achieved shows Republicans can win again.”

“Florida was a great state. There were a lot of good things going on. But it was the single most pivotal swing state. Basically like Wisconsin is now,” DeSantis added.

It wasn’t all serious. The Governor also brought his brand of convivial humor, needling the locals.

“The hospitality has been fantastic. People here are so nice and I always enjoy spending time with folks from Wisconsin as Governor of Florida. Usually that just means I go to Naples in winter and half of Wisconsin is down there, but it’s great to be visiting the real thing,” DeSantis joked.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


3 comments

  • Dont Say FLA

    June 28, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    The cheese state can’t decide which clown is the cheesiest? LOL!

    If it weren’t for the laughs, Ronald & Donald would be good for nothin’, but they bring us some laughs.

    So, thanks for the laughs, Orange Hitler and your little buddy Litler. Thanks for the laughs!

  • Global Warming

    June 29, 2023 at 7:56 am

    Ronald y Donald are in a dead heat. If it weren’t climate change, that would be perfect.

  • Those Sunglasses

    June 30, 2023 at 3:26 pm

    Those Sunglasses. Ron, you look just like Tom Cruise but even sexier.

    …is what Casey told Rhonda when she was sabotaging him yet against with his attire and/or leaks.

    Casey and Elon, sitting in a tree
    Kissing and Laughing at Rhonda Dee

    LOLS @ Rhonda and their stupid little sunglasses too!

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